It's Ok That You're Not Ok
Meeting Grief and Loss in A Culture That Doesn't UnderstandBook - 2017
Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides has both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved. Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, 'happy' life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you'll learn-- Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief. How challenging the myths of grief doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve. Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to''fix' your pain. Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution. Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sounds True, 
Branch Call Number: 155.937 D496
Characteristics: xix, 249 pages ; 21 cm